Emory Healthcare CIO and GNAX President to Speak on Creating a Healthcare Technology Ecosystem at iHT2 HIT Summit in Atlanta

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This case study will focus on Emory’s HIT evolution with GNAX, creating an HIT Ecosystem that lowers costs, improves application delivery and performance and provides direct access to healthcare applications such as GNAX’s new health information exchange.

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This case study reveals how we lowered costs and increased our agility in these uncertain times with GNAX’s help.

Global Net Access (GNAX), a leading healthcare technology service provider, announces that Jeff Hinkle, its President and Chief Operating Officer and Emory Healthcare Chief Information Officer, Dedra Cantrell will speak on creating a healthcare technology ecosystem at the Institute for Health Technology Transformation HIT Summit on April 5th and 6th. The event will be held at the Westin, downtown Atlanta, Georgia. This case study will focus on Emory’s HIT evolution with GNAX, creating an HIT Ecosystem that lowers costs, improves application delivery and performance and provides direct access to healthcare applications such as GNAX’s new health information exchange.

“I am excited to share with my colleagues some of the key technology endeavors we have made recently at Emory,” mentioned Emory Healthcare CIO, Dedra Cantrell. “GNAX has been a strong partner of Emory’s proving that it understands our problems and can get things done for us. This case study reveals how we lowered costs and increased our agility in these uncertain times with GNAX’s help. And, this is not unique to just Emory, but can be applied to any healthcare provider.”

This talk at the HIT Summit will illustrate how Emory Healthcare partnered with GNAX to create one pool of resources that can be leveraged to enable better performance in all healthcare technology areas while lowering costs – an HIT Ecosystem. Ms. Cantrell will cover the details of developing a formidable disaster recovery solution, slashing bandwidth costs, utilizing the cloud to offload second tier applications, reducing and redirecting staffing needs and enabling meaningful health information exchange.

“We created this healthcare technology ecosystem to better serve our clients like Emory,” said GNAX President and Chief Operating Officer, Jeff Hinkle. “The key is to get connected first. Once you are connected into this ecosystem from a network perspective, you have direct access to a multitude of healthcare technology services, not only from GNAX but from our partners and other healthcare technology providers who we service in our data center as well.”

Although GNAX has customers from all over the world and in every industry, it focuses primarily on the healthcare industry, which makes up the largest share of its revenue. It serves clients such as Piedmont Healthcare, Health Information Designs, ClientTell and many more in addition to Emory Healthcare.

GNAX recently announced its Health Information Exchange (HIE) that is free to all healthcare providers. The HIE was proactively built with key stakeholders in Georgia, including hospitals, physicians and patients. The first release of the HIE is based on NHIN Direct standards and is an intuitive web-based system accessed via any Internet browser.

Mr. Hinkle states, “This is our way of offering a value-add service to our clients and giving back to the healthcare community that is such a strong supporter of our business.”

The GNAX HIE will be available to all providers in Georgia and across the country in April of 2011. GNAX is exhibiting at the iHT2 HIT Summit also. Stop by booth #5 during the conference to learn more about the GNAX HIE and related solutions. Learn more at http://www.gnax.net/healthcare.

About GNAX:
Global Net Access (GNAX) is a leading healthcare technology infrastructure service provider offering hospitals, clinics, physicians, pharmacies, labs and many other healthcare organizations HIE solutions, mission-critical datacenter colocation, managed hosting, storage and backup, as well as enterprise level VMware based cloud computing services. GNAX’s cloud solutions deliver secure, scalable and self-service public and private cloud solutions that reduce expenses, improve application performance and increase organization agility. GNAX’s 70,000 square feet mission-critical datacenter in Atlanta is SAS 70 Type II-certified with Tier-4 power and serves as its home base with an additional strategic facility located in Dallas, Texas. Learn more at gnax.net.

About the Institute for Health Technology Transformation:
The Institute for Health Technology Transformation is the leading organization committed to bringing together private and public sector leaders fostering the growth and meaningful use of technology across the healthcare industry. Through collaborative efforts the Institute provides programs that drive innovation, educate, and provide a critical understanding of how technology applications, solutions and devices can improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare. http://www.ihealthtran.com

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